A beautiful antique Edwardian solid 9-carat rose gold picture locket pendant that is fully hallmarked for Chester 1915.
Crafted in an elegant oval shape the gold frame has a decorative crown shaped bale that screws off to access the two pictures inside. The glass covers are nice and thick with lipped edges so they are raised higher that the frame which adds substance to the locket. There are 2 pictures inside. a sepia photo of a well-dressed young lady who looks like she is wearing a large floral corsage and a print of a blue flower. This locket can be enjoyed as it is or you could carefully replace the pictures with your own.
The locket opens by unscrewing the bail at the top allowing access to the photo compartment inside. The screw mechanism at the top aligns properly and it fastens tightly to keep the contents safe. The locket is in very good antique condition, there is some surface wear like tiny dents and scratches as you would expect of any used antique item. The glass covers are free of cracks and chips and the pictures inside are still nice and clear. Please see the photos and excuse any discoloured areas, the gold is highly reflective so it is very difficult take photos of it without casting shadows.
A beautiful antique picture locket full of old world grace and charm. As an added treat gold jewellery hallmarked in Chester is particularly sought after, the assay office closed in 1962 resulting in these historically hallmarked pieces becoming particularly desirable.
We have added a complimentary rose gold vermeil (gold plated sterling silver) Belcher chain so this lovely piece is ready to wear right out of the box.
MATERIALS: Locket 9ct gold, chain sterling silver
MEASUREMENTS: Locket, 1-3/4 (4.5cm) tall, 1-1/8" (3cm) wide, 9mm deep. Chain 16" (40cm)
HALLMARKS: Locket stamped '9-375' for 9ct gold, 'wheatsheaves & sword' for Chester, date letter 'P' for 1915. ' Chain stamped '925' for sterling and 'GP' for gold plated
DATE: Edwardian, dated 1915
WEIGHT: Total weight 11 grams (locket 8.4 grams, chain 2.6 grams)
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Materials: 9ct gold, glass.